US researchers estimate that 655, purchase 000 Iraqis, remedy or around one in 40 of the Iraq population, have died as a result of the 2003 invasion of their country, according to a study to be published Thursday by the British journal The Lancet. [source]


  • the rightwing end of the blogisphere is going nuts trying to rebut the lancet study. there’s a good discussion of the various rightwing arguments, and rebuttals of each here.

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  • upyernoz, no doubt after all the horns have been blasted to no avail, the remaining arguement is that people insist on believing these numbers because they are large and therefore make the U.S. war on Iraq look bad.

    as if it needed numbers

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